like a wraparound skirt 巻きスカート(風)

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The combination of the blue sky and the white roof had been beautiful, though the snow on the roof melted now.



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I got a stollen. I slice it very thin in three for my family everyday. It is said that the taste will change because it becomes mature day by day. I wonder if I can taste the difference, but I have enjoyed eating it.



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I finished sewing this skirt at last. This cloth was made of wool and thick. It is like a wraparound skirt. The front of the skirt has three stacked layers (It is like a 'Z' line.). So, they make my stomach and thighs warm. I was satisfied to make it, and I was going to wear it for the year end party.

However, my husband looked at me in this skirt and said that I looked fatter because of the three stacked layers ! I was shocked to hear that.
I ended up wearing another skirt for the party.

I realized that it was difficult for me to not only make, but also wear handmade clothing. The more I make a comfortable clothing, the more it becomes unstylish.






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Original Article:

The combination of the blue sky and the white roof had been beautiful, though the snow on the roof melted now.

I got a stollen. I slice it very thin in three for my family everyday. It is said that the taste will change because it becomes mature day by day. I wonder if I can taste the difference, but I have enjoyed eating it.

I finished sewing this skirt at last. This cloth was made of wool and thick. It is like a wraparound skirt. The front of the skirt has three stacked layers (It is like a 'Z' line.). So, they make my stomach and thighs warm. I was satisfied to make it, and I was going to wear it for the year end party.

However, my husband looked at me in this skirt and said that I looked fatter because of the three stacked layers ! I was shocked to hear that.
I ended up wearing another skirt for the party.

I realized that it was difficult for me to not only make, but also wear handmade clothing. The more I make a comfortable clothing, the more it becomes unstylish.

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Recommended Corrections:


Although the visual combination of the blue sky and the white roof was beautiful, the snow on the roof soon melted.

I recently bought a stollen. I cut three very thin slices for my family everyday. It is said that the taste changes over time because it matures day by day. Even though I haven't tasted any difference from day to day, I have been enjoying eating it.

I finally finished sewing this skirt. This cloth is made of wool, and it is thick. It is like a wraparound skirt. The front of the skirt has three stacked layers (It is like a 'Z' line.). So, it keeps my stomach and thighs warm. It was satisfying to make, and I was going to wear it for the year end party. However, my husband looked at me in this skirt and said that I looked fatter because of the three stacked layers! I was shocked to hear his comment.
*I will wear another skirt for the party.

*I assumed the year end party has not yet taken place.

I realized that it was difficult for me to not only make, but also wear, handmade clothing. I think that the more comfortable I make clothing, the more unstylish they become.

English Corrections

After looking at your pictures, I realized I may have erred in the correction of your article.

It appears that you may have received the stollen as a gift at a year end party you have already attended.

If so, then your use of 'got' was partially correct. Having used 'received' would have been better. The word 'got' connotes a very wide meaning, and usually means having had expended effort on your part. The word 'received' is more specific, and it usually means having had
expended no effort on your part.


Also, your sentence....'I ended up wearing...' would have also been correct.

Re: English Corrections

Hello, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you so much for the corrections.

To tell the truth, I received the stollen as a gift from a friend of mine a few days ago. I then went to the party last night.
However, I hadn't intended to say them in detail.

By the way, as for the first sentence.
You corrected 'WAS beautiful' from 'HAD BEEN beautiful'.
I thought that the time when it was beautiful was before the time of 'melted'. Why did you correct it so?


Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

You corrected 'WAS beautiful' from 'HAD BEEN beautiful'.
I thought that the time when it was beautiful was before the time of 'melted'. Why did you correct it so?


My Reply:

Chiefly because you were referring to beauty as a state of being. Beauty is of the perspective of the observer. It is not a state of being. When you say 'was beautiful' it becomes obvious that at one time, the observer had seen the beauty. It was also a perspective of location, of that particular angle. Had you seen the roof from the top down, you would have seen nothing but white.

Now, it is possible to say 'had been beautiful' when it is a normal state of being. Say a universally understood object of beauty, such as the statue of Venus, were to have been destroyed completely. A newscaster might say something like, "She had been beautiful for (x number) years, when, without warning, the building she was housed in suddenly collapsed and turned her into nothing more than a pile of dust and shattered dreams." It is still an awkward sentence. ...'had been beautiful' is something I have only heard a handful of times in my life. Normally, it would be said differently. Ex.: "She had stood as a symbol of great beauty for 400 years."

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for your answer.
I was shocked to hear that. I didn't know about it. Then, how about 'ugly'? Do you say 'had been ugly'? Are there any words which can't use (or, hardly use) along with 'had been'?

Answer to Sakae's question

Sakae's Question:

Then, how about 'ugly'? Do you say 'had been ugly'? Are there any words which can't use (or, hardly use) along with 'had been'?


My Reply:

Yes, but it is also not so often used...for the same reasons.

But, here is an example where it could be used...

"That building had been ugly for years, but with the new paint job, it became a thing of beauty."

Re: Answer to Sakae's question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much, again.

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Awwww nooooo :( I really like your wrap around skirt. I understand that stylish does not always mean comfortable though. That is too bad.

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Hi, Always visiting.

Maybe I should give up sewing my clothing. I have realized it was beyond my ability.
Thank you for your comment.
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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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